Memories of Marilyn


MAAI Haley latex gown

I couldn’t resist trying on the full range of colors of the new Haley gown from MAAI, and finally decided to wear this soft coral shade. I absolutely adore how this gown captures the sheen and “weight” of latex without losing the glamour of this style of gown. I thought that if Marilyn Monroe was alive today it might be the mix of sensual and stylish that makes her memorable to this day.

This gown has been made specifically in mesh body fittings, and although I didn’t try all of them I I can tell you that the Maitreya version fit perfectly! Available in 10 colors from the classic black to soft shades like coral and sky there really is so much to recommend this gown.

Oohlalicious omega applier on Catwa mesh head + EMO-tions hair + Zuri Rayna Jewelry

Since I have been discovering more and more skin designers creating appliers for the Catwa head  ( or via the omega applier) I have found it more and more tempting to wear this head ALL the time. In today’s photos I am wearing a gorgeous mocha tone from Ooh-la-licious and in this close up I couldn’t resist using the “kiss” look at that sweet mouth.. who could resist?

Other details, my jewelry is recognizably the work of the talented Zuri Rayna. This collection is currently available at the October round of Swank and includes a diadem not worn in these photos. My hair is another fantastic style from EMO-tions , available at On9 whilst my subtly sexy pose is from Vestige. Vestige is closing so there is a sale until 3rd November with all poses at least 75% off, single poses from 15L, couples poses from 50L and gachas are from 20L. This is only available in world, not marketplace so grab the SLurl and go check out the poses.


Body: CATWA HEAD Jessica V2
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
Skin: Ooh-la-licious/Candy Girl/Mocha/Bubblegum/Omega Head applier
Hair: * IZZY* , .:EMO-tions:. ( @ On9)
Eyes: Charm Eyes – Burnt, IKON ( P.S there is a sale on select eyes at IKON- think Halloween styles and enjoy the discount)
Clothing: Haley gown * Maitreya, coral, MAAI
Jewelry: Antique Pearls – Opal Fall, Choker, earrings and bracelet , Zuri Rayna Jewelry (@ Swank )
Shoes:if you could see them- they are the current group gift from N-core
Pose : AriannaJasmine 8, Vestige ( closing sale)


At the stroke of Midnight


At the stroke of Midnight

Some wonderful new poses from Something New/ Something Erotic were the spark for these photos. The dynamite is the wonderful new dress Midnight followed by some sexy lingerie, both from MAAI. Focussing on photos this time, so be sure to read the details.
collage MAAI, Midnight dress and Sabrina lingerie

No peeking ..  unless you want to see partial nudity


Ayla's Love pose, Something New

Body: CATWA HEAD Jessica V2
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
Skin: Cynthia, Eastern, DeeTaleZ ( @ We <3 RP)
Hair: Blown Away, Exile
Eyes:Triumph Eyes – Armour, IKON
Clothing: Midnight dress , black* Maitreya body , MAAI
Sabrina lingerie Black, MAAI
Shoes: Adele Heels (M-High)- Black, REIGN ( the MM board available Mondays only

Darius wears
Body: -Labyrinth- Shape B Mesh Head
Slink Physique MALE Mesh Body Release 1.2
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands MALE V2.2 – Relaxed
Slink Male Feet (AvEnhance) – Flat
Skin:-Labyrinth- Red Skin (Med) – TheJawcut
Eyes: Triumph Eyes – Armor, IKON
Hair:*ARGRACE* AKIRA – Dark Brown
Clothing: Slink Physique Mens Stovepipe Jeans Stone ( included withe the Male Physique body)
Poses: First photo : Safe in his Arms, Something Erotic  ( can be found @ Club Voodoo location : )
Last photo: Ayla’s Love, Something New  (new mainstore location : )


Ellie awaits you at Appear

Ellie mini dress, group gift @ Appear

Appear has a sweet little minidress as the current group gift, with the cooler weather I decided to slip on a pair of cosy tights courtesy of Izzie’s. My boots are a gorgeous knee high pair from JD which are available at this months round of FaMESHed. Not everything shown is new though, my hair is from Truth and is a 2013 release- see this is why I can’t throw out all older items, this hair is as gorgeous today as the say I bought it.

Appear current group gift, Ellie minidress

Body: CATWA HEAD Jessica V2
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
Skin: Essences Catwa Appliers [Natasja] ( @ the Cosmopolitan Anniversary event)
Hair: Winter – mocha, >TRUTH<
Eyes:Triumph Eyes – Armour, IKON
Clothing: Ellie Dress , Appear ( group gift)
Izzie’s – Maitreya Lara – Applier Cozy Tights
Accessories: Long Haul Messenger Bag – Wander, *BOOM* ( closing sale on- end date unclear)
Shoes: Polo, Maitreya sand, JD ( @ FaMESHed)
Pose: Bombshell and KK, {NanTra}  ( 2nd Anniversary sale until 15th October All pose sets, gift cards and shoes only.excl gachas and individual poses)

Black or White – how about both?

Valeska dress, BomBom hat, Sashca's Designs

Sascha’s Designs and Similar shoes what a stylish combination. The Valeska mesh dress , shown here in white and black comes with the standard mesh sizes and a hud with 5 classic fabrics. I also added the BomBom hat available in black or silver to top my lovely hairstyle from EMO-tions, not a new release but a classic to me.

My sexy shoes are the latest release from Similar, Milano which is available in leather or patent and can be purchased singly or as a fatpack of the 12 colors . This release includes shoes for Belleza, TMP, Slink and Maitreya all in the one pack. For all other information drop down to the details.

Body: CATWA HEAD Jessica V2
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
Skin: Essences Catwa Appliers [Natasja] ( @ the Cosmopolitan Anniversary event)
Hair: * PRIA *, .:EMO-tions:.
Eyes:Triumph Eyes – Quicksilver, IKON
Clothing: Valeska Black Dress / Valeska White Dress Mesh, Sascha’s Designs
Accessories: BomBom Black Hat and Silver Hat , Sascha’s Designs
Shoes: Milano 2015 Patent , Maitreya, Similar
Pose: Rosie’s Secret, {NanTra}

Lovely Lui

Lui lingerie, MAAI

Maai has been bringing us beautiful lingerie for our mesh bodies via a range of appliers, but today I am sharing a photo of mesh lingerie made specific to several of the most popular mesh bodies ( Maitreya and Slink). I’m wearing the Maitreya version and even though I am in a rather distorted position ( I really wanted to show my shoes too ), you can see how well the mesh corset fits and moves. I love the contrast between the paneling , that ensures the shape of a corset, and the delicate lace that the corset and panties are made out of. The stockings also come with appliers to complete the look.

Available in a range of 9 different colors I chose this subtle shade of green that has a slight hint of grey to it which I think is a gorgeous shade that closely mirrors my eye color. My shoes are from Glamistry as part of their 24 hours special, when you see a notice about this you have to be quick. There is an opportunity for a limited number of fatpacks of shoes being sold at a little over the price of 1 pair of shoes!

Body: CATWA HEAD Jessica V2
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
Skin: Catwa applier- Amanda , mixed type, DeeTaleZ
Hair: Laila , MINA Hair ( @ mainstore as part of The Mix event)
Eyes:Triumph Eyes – Quicksilver, IKON
Clothing: Lui -panties and corset, Menta , MAAI
Shoes:MALVA Heels – maitreya , Glamistry
Pose: Stairway to Shoes, Something New – props and poses



Look at me now

Look at me now, blog link coming

I remember the days in SL when there was rumor of  a new revolution coming, mesh! I, like many others, wavered between being resolute in my resolve to remain mesh free ( it seemed so complicated to get those clothes to fit in the early days) and being curious about possible improvements. With designers being so supportive of the use of mesh in clothing, buildings, and body parts mesh has become a permanent part in our SL. So much so that in this picture I am head  to toe mesh, not just the clothing but my body too.

I have explored several mesh heads and appreciate all of the hard work that has gone into creating each and every one of them. The latest , the Jessica head from Catwa is amazing, both in appearance and hud function. I demoed it and waited to hear what stores would be making appliers, then when I heard it was also omega compatible it made it a late birthday treat for myself. I tried a few skins from different designers and have been thrilled with the appearance by almost all of them. I do suggest you always demo as one or two that were applied via omega had some slight glitches in the fit, this may improve with updates, but regardless the rule with mesh has always been demo- demo – demo. Here is a link to the Catwa page with information about skin designers making appliers : .


Jessica head from Catwa with Amanda skin, DeeTaleZ

I was keeping a close eye on the flickr of Steff owner of DeeTaleZ and was thrilled to see the release of 2 head appliers specifically for the Catwa head. Of course I raced there as soon as I could and tried demos, eventually deciding on the mixed type tone of Amanda ( though I am sure to buy another just for a little variety). I am not showing off any of the animations/ emotions of the head today but am looking forward to having some fun with these in upcoming photos.

One more photo to better show off my lovely dress from Dead Dollz, this is the Autumn group gift available in store. There is a fee to join the group but it is less than the cost of one dress so if you have the space and the $L.. join up and enjoy the creations of this prolific and creative designer.


DeadDollz, Catwa, DeeTaleZ


Body: CATWA HEAD Jessica V2
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
Skin: Catwa applier, Amanda , mixed type, DeeTaleZ
Hair: Dakota hair.FIT.B, .LeLutka.
Eyes: Charm Eyes – Burnt, IKON
Clothing: Vesper -Brown, Dead Dollz ( Autumn group gift)
Shoes:DIANTHUS Heels – maitreya , Glamistry
Pose: Aesthetic, Di’s Opera ( @ TDR)



Jenna, pink Carries

Usually I have some idea of the post title as I am shooting the photos, this time around it was different. This lovely lace lingerie set from Carries is named Jenna, and I realised as I came to write this that that sometimes fancy words and titles aren’t needed. So instead of going into a swoon over this release, tempting though it is, I am going to focus on describing why it is so fantastic.

First off like all of Carries new releases Jenna includes appliers and system layer options. If you haven’t caught up with the latest release from Slink I advise you do as it is now Omega compatible and many designers will stop creating separate appliers for Slink. In my opinion – wonderful news, less work for designers having to create appliers and still the same fantastic appearance of hand crafted lace and fine satin close to your skin.

Jenna lingerie and shoes. Carries

As usual Jenna is available in a range of colors and can be worn in a range of ways, full as shown in the first photo with a graduated froth of lace skirts or as barely there bra and panties. Plus check out these gorgeous Slink compatible shoes! The stockings and gloves are optional to wear .       Carries Lingerie- Jenna

I decided to wear both the Slink Visage and Physique for this post with this gorgeous soft skin from Lumae. This weekend Lumae has a similar toned version of the Adore skin out for the 75L Sunday special. If you haven’t yet tried Lumae skin what are you waiting for? Packed with appliers this skin is perfect whether you wear a mesh body or not.

Lumae skin, Madeline jewelry by Zuri Rayna

To finish off I wanted to share a close up of this new release set from Zuri Rayna. The Madeline jewelry has been at Swank this month, with gorgeous  luminescent gem stones set within a fine gold filigree.  The event finishes up on 30th of September so if you want to get this at a discount you better hurry.

Body: Slink Visage Mesh Head – Emma V2.1
Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.3.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – Casual
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High V2.1
Skin: Niska : 4 – Peach :: Petals {LightBrow}, LUMAE
Hair: Princess, CATWA
Eyes: Charm Eyes – Burnt, IKON
Clothing:Slink Physique Hud Jenna Pink, Carries Lingerie
Shoes: Jenna Slink High Heels Pink, Carries Lingerie
Jewelry: Madeline Necklace, headpiece, bracelet and earrings, Zuri Rayna Jewelry ( currently @ Swank)  ( PS grab your free gift too!)
Furniture:[Vampire Romance] Lounger cream, [AD]
Decor: Grand cupped curtains, eyelet, *pm*
Poses : Temptress, Ma Vie

You can call me Queen Bee

Sept group gift, Something New props and poses

This fun prop is the September group gift for Something New- props and Poses, if you aren’t already in this group what a great reason to join up now.

Queen Bee

My gown is from Loovus, this is a store I haven’t been to before but I received a notecard about a closing sale so rushed over to take a look. The store has everything marked at 100L or lower, until it closes doors on 1st October. After this date the clothing will still be available via Marketplace, and for those with space to join the VIP group there is a discount on joining at the moment, with months worth of group gifts available to collect. Although the store is closing the group is not and the owner will continue to send group gifts until the end of the year.


Oceane Lipstick, [Muse] Crown, Besome group gift

Now a close up to look at some finer details. My necklace and bracelet are both available at Finesmith ( along with earrings)- I picked up each piece as part of their 55L specials. My crown however is a very special creation from Norena Soir of [MUSE]. This delicate crown reminiscent of fine twigs and jeweled flowers is available in an array of metallic tones, each of which has warm and cool color option huds (for the flowers and gems). Another group gift is the current one at NSP/ [MUSE] a special fall toned version of this crown, gorgeous!

Speaking of group gifts, my hairstyle is part of a free fatpack for members in the Besom group which recently celebrated 20k members – and we got the gift yippee !

One last stunning item to mention , which is my gorgeous gold striped lipstick from Oceane. Oceane has released two versions of Primsatix lipstick to the current round of The Intruments. Each pack includes tattoo layers PLUS a hud for using with the LeLutka mesh heads. With 14 shades on each you will be well covered for lipstick that makes an impact.

Body: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-KARIN v1.1 *
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
Skin: Milla , Pale set1, *League*
Hair: Milk. *GG* , Besom ( group gift)
Eyes: Hope Eyes – Chocolate, IKON
Clothing: Sierra Leone Gown – Custard , .::Loovus::  ( Closing SALE –
Makeup: Prismatix GOLD Lipsticks FP – Lelutka [HUD], Oceane ( @ The Instruments)
Jewelry: Miss TWA Crown 2015 – Blackened Steel – Warms, [MUSE]
Honeybee collar, F I N E S M I T H
HoneyBee bracelet, F I N E S M I T H
Shoes:.Stella Pumps – Onyx.Maitreya, Rowne ( gacha item)
Decor: Phantom- giant curtain , DRD ( past gacha event item)
Pose prop: Royal Domain, Something New – props and poses ( current group gift)


It’s just my imagination

Something New pose prop

I  was already to work wearing my cute overalls from !gO!  and tank top from Addams so when I was sent some inspiration from Oceane I grabbed my easel and got creating .

Being inspired can be messy work!

Oceane paint makeup

NB. I forgot to mention that you can find this fun paint effect in a pack at The Intruments.

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
Skin: Romy Golden Nat .::WoW Skins::.
Hair: Bexley, TRUTH
Eyes:Charm Eyes – Burnt , IKON
Clothing:Ana Tank Top with Buttons // Maitreya, Addams
Spring pants female, !gO!
Makeup: Messy Face Paint -10, Oceane
Shoes: Bossy Boots – Wingtip Teal and add- on socks, grey, (fd) ( boots are past gacha event item)
Pose prop: Left sketched ( RARE), Something New – props and poses ( gacha available @ store) new location :

A breath of fresh air

A breath of fresh air

My Attic is open for it’s September round with a breath of fresh air, with a refreshing town and country theme and a lot of my favourite stores it was impossible to resist.

For example this lovely cardigan/ dress combination from Sn@tch, for 95L you get three color versions of this in all the usual standard sizes. I added a pair of thigh high socks from Luxuria ( includes system and applier hud) and cute shoes from Essenz that are a cross with an ankle boot.

EMOtions and Sn@tch @ Sept My Attic

My hair style is a second version of the previously released Stephanie, the original was a hair style that cascaded over your shoulder, this time around those waves are loosely held back by a fabric band. The hud which allows you to choose from the usual pack of colors also has four different options for the hair scrunchie. I shot an extra side on photo , loving the wind tousled look.

Stephanie 2, EMOtions

Body: Evian – Female Head – 1 – Close Mouth
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
Skin: Romy Golden Nat .::WoW Skins::.
Hair: * STEPHANIE 2*, .:EMO-tions:. ( @ September round of My Attic)
Eyes: Charm Eyes – Burnt , IKON
Clothing: Pepper Cardigan (Rust), Sn@tch ( @ September round of My Attic)
T&C Thigh High Socks – Applier *light*, {Luxuria} ( @ September round of My Attic)
Shoes: Alabama (Olive Gray) Maitreya, Essenz ( @ September round of My Attic) – Slink compatible shoes included
Location: Rayne